Archibald Bulloch, Governor of Georgia

  • Unidentified, Archibald Bulloch, Governor of Georgia, ca. 1790, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1975.77.2

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Archibald Bulloch was born in 1730 and was the first provisional governor of Georgia. After only eight months as governor in 1777, he died under suspicious circumstances. Recent research suggests that this miniature is not of Bulloch, however, because it was painted several years after his death. It may show one of his sons, James, Archibald Stobo, or William, who were in their late teens and twenties at the time of the portrait.

Title
Archibald Bulloch, Governor of Georgia
Artist
Date
ca. 1790
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (4.8 x 3.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – political – governor
  • History – United States – Georgia
  • Portrait male – Bulloch, Archibald – bust
Object Number
1975.77.2
Palette
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